As I’m sure you all remember, in the last terrifying chapter of this story, I found that the white fluff had spread to another room.

During the Xmas holidays, I visited my mother.  She’s brilliant with all kinds of plants and stuff, so I showed her the pictures of the aloe armageddon.  She said: “Are you sure that’s a fungus?  It might be some kind of insect.”  I said “Sure I’m sure!  Nothing moved!  I didn’t see anything insectey.  Just the fluff!  Mooooomm!!!”

Guess what.

ImageIt’s spread to another aloe.

And guess what.

IMG_5062See those little green things?  I think those are some kind of insect.

Are there any apartments for sale nearby that I can move to?  Hm?  Hm?



Every night at 2AM this bird starts chirping outside my window:

After a while, it realises that just because it’s getting lighter, it’s not actually morning yet, so it goes back to sleep, and doesn’t get up until 7.

But what kind of bird is it?  It makes a lot of varied sounds, and I haven’t been able to actually see it.  It’s hiding in the trees.

Inquiring mind wants to know.

Lars Animal Rescue


When I came home today, I found a magpie (Pica Pica) sitting on top of my outlet box.  That’s on the fourth floor, so it had flown up the stairs.  Confused bird.

Anyway, I thought could just open the window and let it fly out, but it flew on up to the top floor where there’s no windows.  So I got some gloves on, preparing to grab it and carry it down, and let it fly out the window on my floor.

Whaddayouknow!  Birds are difficult to grab.  And magpies make really loud, startling sounds at a 20cm distance.

Anyway, I kinda was able so shoo shoo it down to the open window, and it totally got the idea once it saw the window.  It only bounced its head against the other window (which was closed) a couple of times.

Poor bird.

Anyway:  Success!  Fly birdie!  Fly!